Introduction to the Visual Arts, Fall 2004
Introduction to artistic practice and aesthetic analysis through studio work and lectures. Students communicate ideas and experiences through various media such as sculpture, installation, performance, and video. Projects evolve through stages of conceptual and material development to final presentation. Lectures, visiting artist presentations, field trips, and readings supplement studio practice, providing an index to the historical, cultural, and environmental forces that affect both developme
The Life and Death of Ronald Reagan
The Life and Death of Ronald Reagan - He was nicknamed The Gipper, Teflon Ron and The Great Communicator. WatchMojo learns more about the life, accomplishments and death of President Ronald Reagan. (05:39)
The Science of Measurement: Accuracy vs. Precision
This site defines precision and accuracy and offers dart and bullseye illustrations as a visual example of the difference between them. This explanation is provided as a resource for a lab on measurement for an introductory science distance-learning course from a community college.
Kid's Character Builder-Love-Part 2 of 2
In this video Mr. Conductor understands that Stevie gave up his heart ticket for the music machine to his sister Nancy. Cute songs are played. Some lyrics include " Love is walking with someone when someone needs a helping hand. Thank You for your gift of love". This video is a great resource for a teachable moment that arises in the classroom. This is also beneficial for a counseling group/individual lesson (5:03).
Degrees of Interaction: Towards a Classification
In architecture various approaches have been developed do deal with changing demands on the building. The most recent development is interactive architecture. In this paper we aim to outline what interactive architecture is. First we define the type of performance behavior that an interactive building or environment has. Following, we consider the relation between the system and the user. We derive four types of relations, characterized as ?perfect butler,? ?partner,? ?environmental,? and ?wizar
Empowerment through enrichment: on-farm IPM of chickpea in Nepal-2
Title: Empowerment through enrichment: on-farm IPM of chickpea in Nepal-2 Authors: Pande, S. (Suresh Pande); Bourai, V.A.; Stevenson, P,C,; Neupane, R.K. Abstract: Empowerment Through Enrichment is the second information bulletin and is the part of the Project on ‘IPM of chickpea in Nepal’. It contains information about the mid-term evaluation of the project. This is in continuation of the first study, Chickpea Production Constraints and Promotion of Integrated Pest Management in Nepal. The
Jim Chu - 2010 SFU Outstanding Alumni Award for Public Service
Jim Chu, BBA 1986 - 2010 SFU Outstanding Alumni Award recipient for Public Service Chief Constable, Vancouver Police Department Each year, SFU and the Alumni Association honour our most accomplished graduates with Outstanding Alumni Awards. Nominations are made by alumni, faculty, staff, students and SFU's many friends in the community. The 2010 SFU Outstanding Alumni Awards gala took place Thursday, February 10, 2011. For more information on Mr. Jim Chu and the 2010 Outstanding Alumni Awards,
The Arctic Circle Polar Bears
This video has no words or facts but is instead a wonderful look into animals of the Arctic Circle in their natural habitats. The most viewed animal is the polar bear including a mother and her 2 cubs. Some other animals briefly seen include the Arctic Fox, two different types of birds, and reindeer. This video would be fun for pre-learners to see these animals outside of a zoo setting, but older learners could follow the lesson underneath the video to answer the following questions:
360 degree Io moon animation
360° Io moon animation. For more information see: http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/multimedia/
A field of soil
Soil is an example of a non-living thing. Soil contains nutrients and living organisms, but the soil itself is not alive. Soil is important in plant growth because soil gives plants a place to anchor their roots and it also provides the plant with essential nutrients.
A fern plant in forest habitat
Ferns and horsetails are well-known seedless vascular plants. Different from mosses, ferns have branched spore producing structures which allows for the plant to produce many spores. The spots on the leaves of the fern contain the spores.
Life Cycle of a Seed Plant
In this interactive activity adapted from the University of Alberta, learn about each step in the life cycle of a seed plant.
Why Thinking-By-Numbers is the New Way to be Smart
Today's best and brightest organisations are analysing massive databases at lightning speed to provide greater insights into human behaviour. From internet sites like Google and Amazon that know your tastes better than you do, to a physician's diagnosis and your child's education, to boardrooms and government agencies, a new breed of decision makers--call them super crunchers--are calling the shots. And they are delivering staggeringly accurate results. Want to know the value of a particular win
Cool It: global warming and getting our priorities straight
Current policy proposals on global warming tend to focus on early and strong greenhouse gas cuts, although these will be very expensive and help very little. Lomborg suggests that we should focus on long-term, smart strategies. Bjørn Lomborg is director of the Copenhagen Consensus Centre at Copenhagen Business School. Lomborg was named as one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time magazine in 2004. He is the author of the bestselling The Skeptical Environmentalist (CUP, 2001) w
Keynes and the Crisis of Capitalism
Robert Skidelsky is Emeritus Professor of Political Economy at the University of Warwick. His three-volume biography of the economist John Maynard Keynes (1983, 1992, 2000) received numerous prizes, including the Lionel Gelber Prize for International Relations and the Council on Foreign Relations Prize for International Relations. He is the author of The World After Communism (1995) (American edition called The Road from Serfdom). He was made a life peer in 1991, and was elected Fellow of the Br
In Conversation with Amartya Sen
Nobel Prize winner Professor Amartya Sen will discuss his latest book The Idea of Justice with LSE's Professor Richard Sennett. This major philosophical work by one of the world's leading public intellectuals constructs a new theory of justice, not from abstract ideals or notions of what perfect institutions and rules might be, but from what the results of a system are practically, in the world. It highlights the importance of public reasoning and argues that a system of justice should require t
The Future of Capitalism and Globalisation: Global Perspectives and a European Agenda
The subprime crisis and the global recession are receding. But what will be their long-term consequences? What future awaits globalization, international relations, and the market economy? What are the global trends of crisis policies and what do they mean for the post-crisis world? These fundamental questions will be addressed at an evening debate that will offer both the big global picture and the view from the new EU Commissioner for Trade.
Cities Under Siege
Cities have become the new battleground of our increasingly urban world. From the slums of the global South to the wealthy financial centres of the West, Cities Under Siege traces how political violence now operates through the sites, spaces, infrastructures and symbols of the world's rapidly expanding metropolitan areas. Drawing on a wealth of original research, Graham shows how Western and Israeli militaries and security forces now perceive all urban terrain as a real or imagined conflict zone
Living in the End Times
There should no longer be any doubt: global capitalism is fast approaching its terminal crisis. In his latest book, Living in the End Times, Slavoj Žižek has identified the four horsemen of this coming apocalypse: the worldwide ecological crisis; imbalances within the economic system; the biogenetic revolution; and exploding social divisions and ruptures. But, he asks, if the end of capitalism seems to many like the end of the world, how is it possible for Western society to face up to the end
Giant Sauropod Dinosaurs | Dispersant Effects on the Gulf
How did the largest of all land animals, the sauropod dinosaurs, get that huge and stay that huge? What are the long term effects of the chemical dispersant used in the Gulf oil spill?